Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations

 

To develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at adult or youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations and to provide victim services to meet the needs of adult or youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.889
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Violence Against Women Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Public Law 109-162, 119 Stat. 2990, 42 U.S.C 14045, as amended by Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 3013, Public Law 113-4, 127 Stat. 78.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are:
(1) population specific organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in providing population specific services in the relevant underserved communities, or population specific organizations working in partnership with a victim service provider or domestic violence or sexual assault coalition;
(2) victim service providers offering population specific services for a specific underserved population; or
(3) victim service providers working in partnership with a national, State, tribal, or local organization that has demonstrated experience and expertise in providing population specific services in the relevant underserved population.

For FY 2014, applicants will be limited to current CLSSP and SAS Cultural grant recipients & subrecipients that (1) administer projects thst focus on lgbt survivors, Deaf survivors, and survivors from underserved religious/ethnic backgrounds, (2) that are no longer eligible under CLSSP and SAD Cultural; and (3) will require funding to continue their projects past September 30, 2014.
Beneficiary Eligibility
underserved victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Credentials/Documentation
Non-profit organizations must be an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of that Code. All such applicants are required to submit a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service recognizing their tax-exempt status. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.

Requirements set forth in 28 CFR parts 66 and 70 and 2 CFR parts 220, 225 and 230 apply.
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the Office on Violence Against Women, online notification is sent to the applicant agency with copies of the Grant Award. One copy of the Grant Award must be signed by an authorized official and returned to OVW.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applicants will be notified by the end of the fiscal year.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Renewals are considered on a case-by-case basis.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are established by the Office on Violence Against Women and included in an annual solicitation.
How may assistance be used?
Grants can be used for the following program purpose areas:
(1) working with Federal, State, tribal, territorial and local governments, agencies, and organizations to develop or enhance population specific services;
(2) strengthening the capacity of underserved populations to provide population specific services;
(3) strengthening the capacity of traditional victim service providers to provide population specific services;
(4) strengthening the effectiveness of criminal and civil justice interventions by providing training for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges and other court personnel on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations; or
(5) working in cooperation with an underserved population to develop and implement outreach, education, prevention, and intervention strategies that highlight available resources and the specific issues faced by victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking from underserved populations.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Reports are required as stipulated in the program regulations and the effective edition of the OVW Financial Grants Management Guide. No cash reports are required. Semi-annual progress reports shall explain the activities carried out and include an assessment of the effectiveness of those activities in achieving the purposes of the program, including number of persons served and numbers of persons seeking services who could not be served. Quarterly Federal Financial Reports are required. Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim or audit is started before the expiration of the three year period, the records must be retained until all litigation, claims or audit findings involving the records have been resolved and final action taken.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal dollars by contributing to the cost of the project. Supplemental contributions may be cash, in-kind services, or a combination of both.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Information regarding length of awards will be included in an annual solicitation for the program. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Periodic drawdowns should be based upon immediate disbursement/reimbursement needs and project progress.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Tia Farmer 145 N. St., Suite 10W121, Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Email: tia.farmer@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-305-1177
Website Address
http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-0409-0-1-754.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $4,323,512; and FY 15 est $4,323,512
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Funding will be available for up to $300,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Program solicitations can be found at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/ovwgrantprograms.htm. Recipients must comply with the current version of the OVW Financial Grants Management Guide found at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/grantees.html. Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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